Owning a home is one of the biggest investments that you can make and making improvements to your home can be very expensive. You trust a home improvement contractor to complete what you hired them for in a timely manner and produce quality work. However, sometimes they do not meet your expectations and you end up with incomplete or unsatisfactory work that may have cost thousands of dollars. If you have had a problem with a home improvement contractor, you have a lot of rights under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. There’s a long list of rules that home improvement contractors have to follow including they have to give you a list of all the materials they’re going to use, a start and end date for the project that they have to adhere to, any changes to the contract as it goes on need to be in writing and signed by you. If they don’t follow these rules, they can’t be paid. Even money you’ve already paid them, they can’t collect.
It’s important if you feel like you have been ripped off by a home improvement contractor, even if you’ve already paid them, to go see an attorney because home improvement contractors just like everybody else have to follow the rules. If there’s one that’s not following the rules and getting away with it, he’s not being fair to you, and they’re not being fair to all the other home improvement contractors who follow the rules. Why should they be allowed to do that? With the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, you have the ability to force them to play by the rules or pay a big penalty.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact Tomes Law Firm, PC and we will be happy to assist you.